One of my featured sellers DestinationDesign said that Leakhena was her favorite shop.. so in my Etsy Chat adventures I came across her… and told her that she was a favorite shop of someone featured on this blog. We got to chatting, and she’s SUCH a great person, and her shop is AMAZING!!! I have one of her newest creations on my birthday wish list!! Not saying which one.. so it’s still available for my hubby to get it for me… (hoping and praying) This is not only a talented artist, but a WONDERFUL person that I’m glad to call a friend now!
I’m 28 years old and originally from Sydney Australia. For the last 13 years or so I have been living in Northern California, mainly bay area. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a big family. As a kid I was very fortunate to have two creative and loving parents who were extremely supportive of my artistic endeavours and enrolled each one of us in some sort of music or art classes. Probably, my fondest memories was crafting with my Grandma and my Mum.
In college, I worked several jobs to help pay for tuition since tuition was fairly high, especially for international students like myself attending UC Berkeley. One of the jobs I did beside being a waiter was making jewelry. I’ve also made jewelry for my family and friends and have received many great compliments.
In 2006, I lost someone very near and dear to my heart – the love of my life. I kept myself busy and contiued crafting. It was my way of dealing with grief and loss. Crafting has been very therapeutic for me.
I found Etsy last year in July and it has become my creative outlet . I don’t consider myself an artist. Maybe I’m still in the process of becoming one?? I do know that I am always learning something new and always improving. Aside from crafting I also enjoy cooking and baking ,working out and spending time with my friends. My shop is inspired by a mix of things.. cute and also elegance. Thank you for letting me share of part of my world with you.